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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
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June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
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Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 509 509 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 544 544 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 518 518 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...

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LIRR not to blame for noise
Dear Editor: Editor's note: This letter is in response to a letter published last week about noise in Forest Hills caused by the LIRR. I don't know what federal rule the LIRR is misinterpreting on ...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP a bunch of 'no' men (and women)
Dear Editor: Taxing the rich will bring in additional revenue, but then there is the problem of the 50 percent who don't pay taxes at all: corporations and wealthy individuals. Most Republicans sta...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYPD deserves praise
Dear Editor: I would like to praise the NYPD for doing what was necessary in putting down the unruly demonstrators who were marching near Wall Street without a permit. In my view, they could have e...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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A different kind of Republican?
Dear Editor: What the heck is going on within that throng of potential Republican presidential candidates? Here now is this guy Jon Huntsman. He is indeed a Republican candidate, but as such he sou...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need one representative
Dear Editor: I was shocked today to find out that Grover Cleveland Park in Ridgewood is represented by State Senator Mike Gianaris from Astoria. How did this happen? Most of the people who use this...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools need to offer breakfast
Dear Editor: We appreciate your recent article "New York a Hungry City" about a recent national report that found nearly one in four households with children experience hunger. One problem your art...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York deserves independent redistricting
Dear Editor: Across the state this summer, a little-known entity, the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, or LATFOR, has been conducting public hearings on redistric...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty of Oz analogies to go around
Dear Editor: A letter in the August 25th issue compared Michele Bachmann with the character of the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz. Alas, she is not the only politician who can be equated to charac...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amy's Lesson
Dear Editor: Thank you for printing the “R.I.P. Amy” letter on July 28, 2011. I also felt such deep compassion and sorrow for Amy Winehouse and her family . I was particularly sad because she was s...
Aug 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Rent Really is Too Damn High!
Dear Editor: The former Rent is Too Damn High gubernatorial candidate is fighting eviction because his rent is too damn low. Well dosen't that beat all. Jimmy McMillan is fighting eviction because ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring Chuck E. Cheese to Atlas Park
Dear Editor: Today I took my daughter to Chuck E. Cheese in Long Island City. I was wondering why there isn't one closer to Maspeth.? When you don't have a car you have to take a bus and a train or...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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What was Koch thinking?
Dear Editor: In response to Ed Koch’s endorsement of Bob Turner for Congress, I ask whether Ed Koch really thought this one through. Koch says that his endorsement of the Republican candidate is me...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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R.I.P. Amy Winehouse
Dear Editor: It is with great sadness I read about Amy Winehouse, who died this past weekend from apparent substance abuse at age 27. She was so very talented and had won five Grammy Awards in 2008...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our hearts go out to Norway
Dear Editor: The recent bombing and teen summer camp massacre in the peaceful nation of Norway certainly has jolted the world once again. This maniac who perpetrated these dastardly acts of terror ...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools failing our kids
Dear Editor: As a substitute teacher for the Department of Education, I am in full agreement with Mr. Chin's recent letter (May 12, 2011) about "fuzzy" Chicago math and the "whole language" disaste...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - This Aug. 18, 2014 file photo shows members of the Missouri National Guard standing watch outside a command post near a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting has sparked more than a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. Eric Holder, who is leading the federal response to the racial turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way none of the 81 previous U.S. attorneys general could _ by telling his own family story. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.


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A young worker holding a dried shark fin at a shop in Shantou, in southern China's Guangdong province, August 9, 2014A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. "I don't eat shark fin," said a 23-year-old shopper surnamed Ling, pausing between a stash of multicoloured dried starfish and an assortment of wood ear mushrooms. Fetching as much as 1,600 yuan ($260) a bowl, shark fin soup has long been among China's most prized dishes, renowned as much for its supposed medicinal qualities as for its associations with wealth and power. Environmental and animal rights groups have campaigned for decades against consumption of shark fin, arguing that demand for the delicacy has decimated the world's shark population and that the methods used to obtain it are inhumane.


2014-08-20 01:15:01 -0400
Hydraulic fracturing, which has upended global energy markets by lifting U.S. Canada's Encana Corp invested $2 million to refrack two wells in Louisiana's Haynesville shale formation earlier this year, after seeing its production in the area dip 27 percent from 2012 levels.     "There were a significant number of wells that we considered unstimulated," said David Martinez, Encana's senior manager for Haynesville development.     Using minuscule plastic balls, known as diverting agents, pumped at high speeds with water into the old wells, most of which are three to five years old, Encana blocked some the older fractures, or cracks.     "The thought is that the diverting agent will go to the cracks with the least amount of pressure," bypassing cracks with higher pressure and boosting the pressure of the entire well so output climbs, Martinez said.     He said the process can't be as precisely controlled as an initial round of hydraulic fracturing, in which water, chemicals and sand into are blasted into rock to unlock oil and gas.
2014-08-20 01:12:30 -0400